Proclaim the Good News

The Diocese of Fresno's Weekly Newsletter, published every Monday morning.

April 4, 2022


Office of the Bishop

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Recapping Sing for Peace

Bishop Brennan holds a Night of Prayer and Song

Bishop Brennan, Anna Betancourt and Fr. Greg Zubiac of the Ukrainian Catholic Church hosted Sing for Peace, a night of prayer and song. Bishop Brennan would like to thank Holy Spirit, Fresno for hosting the event and he would also like to thank all those who attended and donated to our Ukrainian brothers and sisters in need.

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious Sisters who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of April

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Diocesan Synod Update

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A Synodal Church: Communion,

Participation & Mission 

Parishes Begin Listening Sessions

The Diocesan Synod Committee is very excited by the positive response reported from parishes throughout the diocese to implement Listening Sessions. Many are gathering to dialogue, listen to each other’s thoughts and opinions, and more importantly to pray together and ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Synod is not meant to identify problems or even come up with solutions...but to recognize in each other that we are fellow travelers journeying together. How is this happening today for you? Be sure to check with your parish and inquire about how you can participate. Be sure to regularly check the diocesan Synod website at dioceseoffresno.org/synod as new resources are added.

Article by: Cheryl Sarkisian, Chancellor

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Young Adult Listening Session at St. Paul

Newman Center, Fresno.

Listening Session at Holy Spirit, Fresno.

St. Teresita Youth Retreat Center

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Jesus on the Trails

Diocesan Youth Organically Encountering God

There are so many parts to a retreat: the introduction, the presentations, activities, confessions, Mass, adoration, praise and worship, and so much more. All of these must come together gracefully; this way a sacred space can be created giving way for an organic encounter with God. I always make it a priority to use every available area to create these spaces and one of my favorites are the trails on campus. With so many beautiful trails, one of the top five things teens always ask us is “when are we going hiking”?

Article by: Cristal J. Garcia, Youth Retreat Director

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Office of Formation and Evangelization

Diocesan Approved Ministry Events

Led by the Holy Spirit and Crime Victims Retreat

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Learn more

Parish/School Focus

St. La Salle School, Reedley

Drive-Thru Fish Fry


Catechetical Ministries

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The Catechetical Corner

Prepping our students for Holy Week.

After hopefully leading our students through a prayerful Lent, Palm Sunday is nearly upon us. There are important days to be noted in Holy Week and we don’t want to miss an opportunity to teach them to our students. The ideas and resources we can use for Holy Week are varied and in abundance if we know where to look, they can be from magazines, current religion textbooks, old religion textbooks, and websites. We can also put into practice our own experiences and resources that might already be available to us.

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Quick Catechesis

Resources for Lent and Holy Week

Please click on the links for Holy Week Resources:

Holy Week Resources

Start here for Holy Week activities, videos, and prayers.

Pop-Up Catechesis: The Stations of the Cross

Watch Joe Paprocki’s video introducing the Way of the Cross as a pilgrimage in place.

Stations of the Cross Booklet

Help children appreciate this popular Lenten devotion.

RCIA: The parish community in the Easter season

Tools for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

Herramientas para Cuaresma, Semana Santa y Pascua

Article and Resources Provided by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator


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St. Rita's Cinco De Mayo Raffle

Saint Rita's, Tulare

May 1, 2022

8:30 PM

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Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference


May 13-15 2022

Session Times on Flyer

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"As God's beloved people we are called in and through the Spirit to live in unity and love and to proclaim the

Good News of Jesus, especially amongst the poor and marginal of our society."

“Como pueblo amado de Dios estamos llamados en y a través del Espíritu Santo a vivir en unidad y amor, y para anunciar la Buena Nueva de Jesús, especialmente entre los pobres y los marginados de nuestra sociedad.”

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